ISBN 9788175332706,Taliban (2 Vols. Set)

Taliban (2 Vols. Set)


N K Verma



Md Publications Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788175332706

ISBN-10 8175332700

Hard Back

Number of Pages 535 Pages
Language (English)


The Taliban is a Sunni Islamist, predominantly Pashtun radical religious and political movement created in 1994 by Mohammed Omar in Southern Afghan city of Kandhar that governed Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when its leaders were removed from power by NATO forces. Based in the Pasthun region in the country's southeast, the group grew out of a student movement dedicated to purifying Afghanistan. Its rise was intially greeted with relief by many Afghans weary of the corruption and brutality of the warlords who had fought for control in the years after the end of Soviet occupation. The Taliban movement is headed by Mullah Mohammed Omar, who is still in hiding has gained some amount of political control and acceptance in Pakistan's border region, but recently lost one of its key leaders, Baitullah Mehsud, in CIA strike. However Pakistan has launched offensive to force out the Taliban. The Taliban is today classified by security analysts as an "alternative government" in Afghanistan. It operates fifteen Sharia law courts in the country's southern provinces handling civil and commercial cases and collects taxes on harvests in farming areas.